Dana Helmink holds a Master’s degree from Northern Illinois University and a Doctor of Audiology degree from Salus University. Before joining Widex as a Clinical Product Specialist, Dana was a global product manager at Otometrics, contributing to the development and launch of the Otoscan ear scanner. In that role Dana lead the design and development of a unique software-based interactive training program. Her previous hearing industry experience includes more than a decade managing an otoacoustic emission product line for Etymotic Research, Inc. Prior to taking a role in industry, Dana worked clinically, focusing on adult diagnostics, fitting, verification, and advanced technology solutions.
Dana very proudly served for many years on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Academy of Audiology on several committees and in the elected roles, including President of The Academy. Dana lives in the Chicago area where she enjoys running, biking, and hiking with her husband and daughter. She keeps busy during the winter months with knitting, reading, and cuddling with the family dog.